“Do all you can with what you have, in the time you have, in the place you are.“
-- Nkosi Johnson
MHA invites you to join our agency as a volunteer. Volunteers are precious to us, vital to our mission of providing support to people with psychiatric disabilities in their recovery. We thank you for taking the step to find and reach out to us. In return, we pledge to make your participation as meaningful and rewarding as it can be. Welcome to MHA!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): After a two week training, CASA volunteers are assigned a foster care child by Family Court Judges to monitor care and advocate for needed services. For more information, click here.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) provides the unique opportunity to advocate for residents in licensed long term care facilities throughout Westchester. Advocates help resolve complaints, monitor quality of life and preserve the dignity of residents. For more information, click here.
Host Visitation Program
Host Visitation: Even though a child is in foster care, it is extremely important for the child and the family to see each other regularly. This program trains you to assist families by supervising and supporting them during vivits. For more information, click here.
Volunteering at MHA: Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a minimum time commitment required?
Some opportunities are one time only, others are ongoing and some offer the chance to join us occasionally, as needed.
What kind of volunteer opportunities are available?
At MHA volunteers can choose from a range of possibilities, including everything from administrative assistance to sharing your skills (for example, arts and crafts, childcare, study skills, personal finances and budgeting, nutrition, benefit navigation) in one of the many MHA mental health services. Our goal is to utilize your talents, skills and interests in ways that support and expand the work of MHA. Upon receiving your application, the volunteer coordinator will meet with you to discuss opportunities.
Can I volunteer for more than one service?
Do you offer student internships?
Yes, the MHA Internship Training Program provides professional experiences for students at the graduate or post-graduate level, as required by their intended degree, prior to licensure. Read more here.
Who can volunteer?
MHA welcomes you in our work to create positive and powerful change in our community. We invite you to inspire and to be inspired through dedicating your time in ways that matter to you and to those whose lives you will touch.
How to connect with us
Please contact Audrey Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator, at 914-345-5900 ext. 7512 or email@example.com